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20december20091Tibetan spiritual leader and Nobel laureate was giving a religious discourse on ‘The Four Noble Truths, The Eightfold path, The Essence of Buddhism and The Relevance of Buddhism to World Peace', on the eve of the first anniversary of Buddha Vihar constructed by Siddhartha Vihar Trust on Saturday.

Describing the Hindu and Buddhist religions as 'twin sisters', Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama yesterday lauded the marvelous tradition of communal harmony and coexistance in the country despite the presence of several outside religions. "Buddhism and Hinduism have preached equality and are like twins," Tibetan spiritual leader said on Saturday in Gulbarga.

The 74 year-old Tibet's spiritual leader also spoke about the human anger from negetave actions and minds saying that attachment is the basis cause of anger. More the attachment creates more the anger. "Less attachment, less anger," he said.

His Holiness said that the main cause for sorrow is: 'attraction towards silly things'. "If we control our desires and attraction to various things, automatically our sorrows will vanish," he said.

He said wherever he goes, he refers the ideal and exemplary Indian tradition of communal harmony and unity in diversity. ''There are different religions in the country including Christinaity, Islam, Sikh, Jain and Buddhism, and each of the religion has its own philosophy. But all religions give the same message of love, campassion, harmony and co-existence,'' he preached.

Union Minister Mallikarjun Kharge, who is also the chairman of the Siddhartha Vihar Trust welcomed His Holiness. Gulbarga in-charge secretary E Venkataiah, Gulbarga Regional Commissioner Rajanish Goyal and Deputy Commissioner Vishal R were also present.

His Holiness was here to deliver spiritual discourses on December 19 and 20 on the occasion of first anniversary of opening of Buddha Vihar.

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